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Master of Arts (M.A.)
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Research shows that individuals who have been diagnosed with a major mental illness have an increased difficulty learning new information when compared to individuals with no diagnosed mental illness. There is little research on effective teaching methods for individuals with a mental illness; therefore, this paper will attempt to explore this neglected, yet very important area of research. This review will briefly describe the correlation between a mental illness and cognitive functioning, and will then examine the literature on two different teaching methods, “direct instruction” and precision teaching. The proposed study will compare the effectiveness of these two different teaching methods (by looking at how many questions the participants can answer correctly and how much time is taken to complete the questions) in teaching courtroom competency to individuals with a mental illness.
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Kuhn, Brehan F.. (2004). Comparing precision teaching and direct instruction in teaching courtroom competency to disabled adults. University of the Pacific, Thesis - Pacific Access Restricted. https://scholarlycommons.pacific.edu/uop_etds/2713
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